Mission: To continually push the boundaries of what's possible in technology.
I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)
Salary was on par with what other companies pay in Silicon Valley. But you get to live in beautiful San Diego! Bi-annual bonuses and merit increases RSU bonuses although those will be dwindling down in terms of numbers of RSUs given out Didn't have to pay any premiums for family healthcare (It changed later in 2015 and now employees have to pay for their spouses)
The most politically charged company I ever worked for in my life. If you don't know how to navigate inter office politics and make friends on the top, you are doomed. The company is bloated and hired way too many people in the last 5 years
Advice to Management
Get rid of many old timers who no longer bring any value. Many of them are waiting and praying to get a severance package so they can leave the company and do something else. Most of these people are very unhappy in their positions, technically incompetent and no longer fit to manage groups of people.
I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2015.
I applied online for a software engineering internship in San Diego, CA and was emailed to set up two phone interviews. The interviews lasted about 30 minutes each with two software engineers. They asked mostly about my resume and projects listed on it. They also asked me a technical question.